The Boots My Mother Gave Me By Brooklyn James


Brooklyn James is an author/singer/songwriter inspired by life in the Live Music Capital of Austin, Texas. This year marks the Seven Year Anniversary of her first novel, The Boots My Mother Gave Me. In celebration, her camp has re-released the Anniversary Edition with a new cover (as chosen by a fan) and a new epilogue, setting up the anticipated sequel.


‘Have you ever wondered what it would be like to walk through life in someone else’s shoes?

Strong-willed tomboy Harley LeBeau puts you in the boots her mother gave her, as she takes you along her journey of escape from an abusive childhood and the desire to find herself as she comes of age. Made to feel a burden to her father simply by her gender, Harley is determined to prove her worth and independence, leaving the small town she grew up in and the one boy who gave her a soft place to fall, Jeremiah Johnson. Torn between saving herself and abandoning her mother and younger sister, Harley chooses her own life in hopes they will choose theirs, too.

A mature, candid read for everyone. A must for women. The Boots My Mother Gave Me explores the dynamics of abuse and dysfunction, the courage to overcome, the strength in sisterhood, and the ongoing conflict and unconditional love between mothers and daughters. Climb into Charlene the Chevelle for a fast-paced story about a girl who is tough enough to survive and tender enough to learn to trust in love.’

The Review

OMG, I don’t think I can say enough kind words about The Boots My Mother Gave Me!!! It has been quite some time that I have read a book in one sitting but I did not feel the desire to take any breaks while reading this one. Brooklyn James writes about a young girl who wants to escape her past. This book is written with such soul and depth that at times I wish I could somehow become a character and take control of the situation. There are plenty of well-known, more popular books out there that are constantly publicized, but The Boots My Mother Gave Me is a truly a gem that shouldn’t be missed by anyone that loves an emotional read!!

The Boots My Mother Gave Me By Brooklyn James